Rimac Automobili announced this morning their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) appointed to former VP of Engineering at Tesla, Chris Porritt.
Porritt’s past titles also included Aston Martin Chief Engineer and lead at Apple’s Special Projects Group. CTO reports directly to founder and CEO, Mate Rimac, with a focus on future Rimac projects specifying in the tech sector. Porritt’s career has spanned over three decades, spending 16 years at Aston Martin where he was the Chief Engineer or the hand-built, limited production One-77 hypercar and V12 Vantage Zagato.
Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili stated: “I had concerns that people with great industry experience would not be a fit for our culture and company spirit. However, as a car enthusiast through and through, who gets the “hands dirty” himself, Chris fit right in from the first moment. We share the same mindset: we want to develop cars that raise the bar, are fun and great quality. I can’t wait to see what we will be able to create together.”
Coming from his respectable positions in the auto industry, Porritt has overseen the development of bespoke performance and electric vehicles, as well as high-end supercar designs and engineering. Paired with his race-car enthusiasm, Rimac has expressed their excitement over adding the new CTO to the team. This also comes at a crucial time for Rimac as it is the year of the launch of the brand’s latest all-electric hypercar, codenamed C_Two.
“Rimac is the perfect place to use my combined experience in the engineering of supercars at Aston Martin and the EV engineering experience I gained in California. What the team has already achieved with the development of C_Two thus far is phenomenal, and I look forward to guiding the engineering development of future Rimac products that will push the envelope of performance” said Chris Porritt, new Chief Technology Officer of Rimac Automobili.
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